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Minimum GPA: 3.30

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2023
    January 8, 2023 to June 2, 2023
  • Fall 2023
    September 18, 2023 to December 15, 2023
  • Spring 2024
    January 8, 2024 to May 31, 2024


Emily Dougherty

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

King's College London (KCL)


This program has an early application deadline and fills on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission capacity is limited.

Opportunity Description

What is unique about this program?

King's College London - Health & Society Program is a Cornell Global Hub partner university. Global Hubs are Cornell's collaborative centers of engagement around the world. Hubs will give students exciting opportunities for semester-long and short-term study abroad, field experience, participation in faculty-led research, curricular pathways through majors, internships, and more.

Students participating in this program at King's College London enroll in the "Health and Society" course, which is composed of coursework and clinical observation, and three other undergraduate modules at KCL of your choosing.  

Health and Society is a course for current undergraduate students considering a career in medicine or the allied health professions. The course is designed to offer undergraduate students a taste of the theory and practice of medicine through weekly lecture/seminars and clinical shadowing opportunities in various primary (family practice) and secondary care (hospital) settings.  The course has three specific aims, namely for students to develop greater awareness of:

  • The patient experience
  • The healthcare practitioner as scientist, scholar, practitioner, and professional
  • Healthcare systems 

Admission to the Health and Society module is highly competitive, as there are only 16 spots available each semester for study abroad students from around the world. King's looks for applicants who have an extremely strong background in biology and chemistry.

What is unique about London?

Situated in the heart of global London, partaking in a course at King's you will become part of a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community - with all of London's opportunities on your doorstep. You will be inspired by researchers, discoverers, and inventors who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and will mingle with delegates from across the world.

How do I get more information about King's College London?

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to the next steps.
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates. 
  • Still, have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with Education Abroad Advisors.
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad@CornellEducationAbroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. 
    • It is recommended that applicants complete KCL's external application well in advance of KCL's advertised deadline.  This is because admission is rolling and the program can fill up.